Cullens CommentLAST WEEKEND'S GAME AGAINST WIGAN WAS ONE OF THE CLOSEST CONTESTED GAMES IN WARRINGTON'' SEASON, WHAT HAVE YOU TAKEN FROM THE GAME?Confidence in that are defence structures can hold and finish against one of the top sides in the competition. We were only broken once in our running play in 80 minutes, which is some feat when you are defending against Wigan at the JJB. The other major plus is the way we responded when 18-12 down, to withstand enormous pressure from Wigan to create an 18-20 lead going into the final few minutes.THIS WEEK'S GAME HAS BEEN PITTED AS A FORERUNNER TO THE ORIGIN, WITH YOU FACING YOUR YORKSHIRE RIVAL GRAHAM STEADMAN.GOING BACK A COUPLE OF YEARS YOU PLAYED AGAINST GRAHAM, HOW DID YOU FIND HIM AS AN OPPONENT THEN AND DOES IT ADD ANY PRESSURE TO YOUR RIVARLY GOING INTO TODAY'S GAME AND LOOKING AHEAD TO THE ORIGIN?I don't see this as an Origin trial; I see it as a genuine test for which one of us will finish in the Top 6. Graham himself epitomized the classy Cas tag that has long been the wholemark of that club. He was a smart, fast athlete and one that you could not allow to play.IN THE PRESS THIS WEEK THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF OVERSEAS PLAYER'S LINKED WITH BRITISH CLUBS FOR NEXT SEASON. ARE YOU STARTING TO LOOK AHEAD TO THE FORMATION OF YOUR TEAM FOR 2004, CONSIDERING WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PLAYERS OUT OF CONTRACT AT THE END OF THIS SEASON?We currently have the vast amount of our players playing for contracts for next season, an energy that is working well for us. It would be wrong at this moment to speculate who may be coming and who maybe going.THE OVERSEAS QUOTA IS REDUCED BY ONE NEXT SEASON, WILL THAT CAUSE PROBLEMS CONSIDERING WE HAVE 5 ON OUR BOOKS AT PRESENT?The simple fact of life is, the five go to four regardless of form, which simply intensifies the need to produce the required performance.
22, May, 2003